Engineer who has been on the run after raping a 16-year-old girl arrested

An Engineer who has been on the run after allegedly raping his neighbour’s daughter in the Itele, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command.

It was earlier reported that the suspect, Adewunmi Lawal, raped a 16-year-old after breaking into their apartment shortly after her mother who is a widow, travelled to Badagry in Lagos State for prayers.

The Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said that the suspect was arrested in Lagos State.

He said that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

Oyeyemi said;

“He was arrested two days ago. He was sighted somewhere in Lagos because he was looking for ways to persuade the parents of the girl and in the process, he went to the office of a non-governmental organisation in Lagos; he wanted the NGO to invite the victim’s mother for them to resolve.
“While he was there, we got information and quickly alerted our counterpart in Lagos that they should get him arrested for us. He was arrested at Ijaiye Ojokoro and our operatives from here went there to bring him in. As soon as we conclude investigation, he will be going to court.”


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